Guided tour

Colosseum, Palatine, & Forum Skip the Line Small Group Tour

4.4 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Rome Tours
Guided tour

Colosseum, Palatine, & Forum Skip the Line Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Rome Tours

From US$ 42.78 per person

This tour takes you back to ancient times, giving you a unique experience of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum with the best tour guides Rome has to offer and VIP skip-the-line-access.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German
Private group available


  • Marvel at the centuries-old design of the Colosseum
  • Take in panoramic views of the city from the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Explore the three sites with a VIP skip-the-line-access
Full description
This incredible tour goes to the very heart of ancient Rome and allows you to explore the Empire’s most iconic monuments. With your group, an experienced tour guide will take you back to the time of gladiator fights at the Colosseum. Your guide will also reveal the secrets of the Roman Forum, which was the political and economic center of the city and, therefore, of the entire empire. No tour of this area would be complete without exploring the Palatine Hill. This was the Beverly Hills of ancient Rome, where emperors and nobles resided, high above the riff-raff below. The tour duration is 2 and a half hours in total.
  • VIP skip-the-line access
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Foods and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Skip Security Checks (i.e. all visitors must go through a security check)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Angelino "ai Fori" restaurant, next to the traffic lights. The restaurant is located at the corner of Largo Corrado Ricci and Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat in summertime
  • Please note, all customers must go through mandatory airport-style security checks before entering the Colosseum
  • Bring a bottle of water with you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Very good guide in Tijanna

Some challenges in finding the guide as one had merged tours without giving notice. The trip itself was memorable thanks to a wonderful guide who gave a great overview of history, myths and god stories. Even a little rain during the approximately two hours the guided tour managed to detract from the impression. It is strongly recommended to have a guide for such a tour as this provides a significantly greater insight into the history behind the buildings.

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October 8, 2019

It was a hot day, but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour! I would have liked to spend a little more time walking around the forum, but otherwise, fantastic tour, guide and the group was just the right size (maybe 15 people).

October 5, 2022

It was excellent. With a guide in Portuguese, which also helped to make a difference. Very good

September 18, 2022

Product ID: 281057